Cambridge physician Dr. Deb Richter and former Human Services Secretary Con Hogan talk about their new book, "Gridlock: The Unhealthy Politics of Health Care in Vermont." The authors argue that health care reform efforts like Catamount Health haven’t been successful in providing greater access to care, or in slowing the growth of health care costs in Vermont. We’ll discuss their solutions, and get their thoughts about the ongoing national debate about health care reform.
Also in the program, former Governor Howard Dean is adamant that a public option be part of the national health care bill that passes Congress. He explains why it’s not in the Democrats’ interest to compromise with Republicans on this point.
And we listen back to some of the voices in the week’s news.
Previous Vermont Edition interviews with health care stakeholders: